Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
point, from hillary clinton to barack obama, from john kerry to john edwards, all of them, they all played for their plan with this simple phrase, "rolling back the bush tax cuts." they've been doing it for eight years. so politically, that's why the president has to draw that line in the sand. >> he draws that line in the sand, but harold ford, what happens when republicans, at least a small number of them, go ahead and raise taxes on the top 2% and then turn to the white house and say, okay. now we'll move. and then they have to talk about how they're going to slash spending in medicare, to save medicare, how they'll have to slash spending in medicaid to save medicaid. their political problem on the other side of this tax debate is so much bigger than the republican problem. they're being too clever by half here. >> both sides have complicated hands. and if the democrats, we achieve what the president and some democrats in the senate are asking for in a narrow way around taxes, you're absolutely right. just as an aside on the bush era, this is the first time we didn't go to war wh
Dec 24, 2012 5:00am PST
-- >> two snints. >> two minutes. after edwards had spoken for the normal two-hour length. they didn't even know he was done so there wasn't this great -- a moment of understanding. but soon literary figures soon understood the glory of it. all the shakespeare, the drama, the bible that he had memorized as a child, he loved scouring the countryside for those books worked their way into his soul and into that speech. it will last forever. >> if you have read the speech and we all ought to reread it regularly i think, he talks about really the spine of the republic. he basically says this nation, this republic will go forward, we will survive, we will outlast this, we will prosper eventually. if you think about it in the context of history, there is the gettysburg address, there is perhaps we have nothing to fear but fear itself from franklin roosevelt, we have ask not what you can do for your country from president kennedy. how many have food and spoken and had their words chiselled in our mental memory for all these years? now we're talking nearly 150 years. >> for a man who wanted mor
Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
pattinson's character edward cull cullen. the story has grown mockery but the student is doing it as a thesis project, as a commentary on the two sides of las vegas, the real and the fantasy. she is buying a cake, rented a chapel on the las vegas strip and even planned a bachelorette party. >>> the kept did i center honored luminarieluminaries. the president and first lady attended the evening hosted by caroline kennedy which featured tributes raininging from robert deniro to bonnie raitt. the president quipped about the lifetime achievement awards. >> we continue a tradition by honoring extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together. we've got dave letterman alongside one of the greatest ballerinas of all time. i don't think dave dances. i worked with the speechwriters, there's no smooth transition from ballet to led zeppelin. we are trying to work the stairway to heaven metaphor and it didn't work. of course these guys also redefined the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. we do not have video of this. there were some hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around. so it'